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    Introduction The correctional facilities in the United States of America are composed of operators that own or manage correctional facilities and halfway houses. Correctional facilities serve to confine and rehabilitate prisoners and may be classified as minimum, medium or maximum security facilities. The prisoners contained in the facilities may participate in educational and vocational programs as well as in paid programs or work release programs through the industry. Correctional facilities are subject

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    Correctional Romeeka Richardson CJA/234 April 15, 2013 Earl Mc Dowell Correctional Facility Essay * I will be describing A description of jail’s place in corrections and its role throughout history * * A summary of the history of state and federal prisons, a comparison of the similarities and differences * * between security levels in jails, state prisons, and federal prisons ,and explanting factors influencing * * growth in jails, state prisons

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    official report of the events that occurred at Attica Correctional Facility, the McKay Commission, called it the “bloodiest one day encounter between Americans since the Civil War.” From September 9th, 1971 to September 13th, 1971 inmates took control of Attica in hopes of gaining leverage on the demands of obtaining the removal of state control over the prison, livable conditions, amnesty for crimes during the rebellion and diversity among correctional staff. For five days, inmates ceased control of

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    Processes of Correctional Environments: Correctional facilities play an integral role in the criminal justice system as many individuals who are convicted of offenses are normally placed on probation rather than being sent to prison. In other cases, convicted criminals who have served their jail terms are usually released on parole. In addition to meeting other requirements, criminals are required to stay out of trouble during parole and probation periods. In order to prevent offenders from committing

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    cruel and unusual punishment (Boylan, 2015, p. 558). At the time California’s correctional institutions were at double their capacity, housing over 155, 500 prisoners in only 33 institutions (Specter, 2010, p. 194). The overcrowding of correctional facilities is one of the biggest problems facing corrections policy makers in the United States. The overcrowding of prisons is

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    The state correctional facilities cost an astronomical amount to operate. Most citizens do not realize the daily cost associated with not only housing an inmate, but also the operational expenses. Even with the high costs associated with operating a correctional facility, most of the general public is immune to what it takes to house a prisoner. Prison is an expensive social tool. It’s effectiveness and purpose are often debated, but the fact that it is costly cannot be debated (Trout, 2011). So

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    As the United States is confronted with the fallout of mass incarceration, the need for competent correctional personnel to ensure public safety and see that other staff and inmates are safe is of great concern. The prison administration staff is composed of employees who perform a public service of high risk and importance for safeguarding the civil society. However, the roles of prison facilities have drastically changed over the years and they are now no longer regarded as mere custodial institutions

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    In my class Institutional Corrections, we went to visit the Sterling Correctional Facility which housed 2,500 inmates. This gave me a better understanding of the different custody levels, male prisoners and overall the prison lifestyle at this correctional institution. Personally, I was expecting this prison to have more restrictions with little freedom for the inmates. With this prison being so much bigger and having more inmates I thought there would be more limitations on certain things. Rather

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    Officers in correctional facilities are included as being a part of every state's law enforcement endeavors. The federal government utilizes different sorts of law implementation specialists all authorizing laws and approaches set up at the most elevated amount of government (Walker & Katz, 2012). This can include special agents and support staff for the various federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They do not enforce local or even

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    Walking into the correctional facility felt as if I was walking through a college campus tour. They had dorms, they had a gym, they had a library, they had a dining hall, they had special rooms for special people. I can assure you this is not the college I would want to go to. The students here, also known as inmates, looked demoralized. While we were there, the prison was in a state of overflow. They had to many inmates that they needed to pack them like sardines in the meeting area of the dorms

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